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This slide show overviews the typical types of context clues with direct context clues and inferential context clues.

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  • 1. Clarifying While Reading What do I do when I dont understand?

2. How do you figure out what a word means? Use Context Clues (Outside word strategies) or Deconstruction (Inside word strategies) 3. Types of Context Clues

  • Very Big Cockroaches Eat Slime
  • V isualization, Mood, Tone, Setting
  • B ackground experience
  • C omparison/contrast
  • E xamples, explanations, definitions
  • S ynonym, appositive,

4. Using Visualization to Infer Meaning

  • Imagine the sentence.From your picture decide on the word meaning.
  • Example:Imagine taking a walk in the woods.In front of you isadeciduoustree.The leave have turned red and are about to fall off.

5. Background Experience helps Infer Meaning

  • Use information in your background knowledge to understand a word.
  • As you continue the walk in the woods, you look up in the trees and notice the dewglisteningon the leaves.

6. Comparison/Contrast Antonym

  • A word meaning the opposite of an unknown word provides a contrast which helps the reader figure out the meaning of the unknown word.
  • Signal Words: contrastedwhile others in contrast in comparison but
  • Thejovialactor contrasted the depressed character very well.

7. Example/Explanation Definition

  • The meaning of the word is explained or an example is given.
  • Signal word:means is - definition
  • are those who for example such as for instance might be - examples
  • Deciduoustrees are those whose leaves turn colors in the fall.

8. Synonym or Appositive

  • A synonym gives a similar meaning to the word.Often a synonym is written in the form of an appositive with commas around the synonym.
  • Signals:commas; or
  • Theinterva l, or gap, between the rings was three seconds.

9. What context clues are shown?

  • Theintensityof the blue gem matched the color of the beautiful blondes eyes.When she smiled heralabaster , or white, teeth were striking in contrast to her dark eyes.

10. What context clue is shown?

  • The land wasdevastatedafter the fire.The once beautiful trees were nowhideousin comparison.Animals that did not escape the heat werecharred .When something is charred, it is burned black like coal.

11. Notebook Entry

  • Describe what you can remember about each context clue:
    • V
    • B
    • C
    • E
    • S

12. Notebook Entry

  • Tell which context clue you used to decide the meaning of the underlined word.Tell what the word means, as well.
  • The birds stopped singing.The squirrelsceasedtheir constant chatter.

13. Notebook Entry

  • Tell which context clue you used to decide the meaning of the underlined word.Tell what the word means, as well.
  • Boiling mudflowssurgeddown the mountain.Within minutes, trees were flattened and wildlife disappeared.

14. Notebook Entry

  • Tell which context clue you used to decide the meaning of the underlined word.Tell what the word means, as well.
  • Hed take the artificial blue of a pool and the sting of the chlorine any day.The river smelled ofdecayingfish.

15. Notebook Entry

  • Tell which context clue you used to decide the meaning of the underlined word.Tell what the word means, as well.
  • Be careful with that tree, son, Tonymimicked,you might get hurt.

16. Notebook Entry

  • Tell which context clue you used to decide the meaning of the underlined word.Tell what the word means, as well.
  • Hequenchedthe fires in the path but left the rest to burn.

17. Notebook Entry

  • Tell which context clue you used to decide the meaning of the underlined word.Tell what the word means, as well.
  • I frowned at him and shook my headvigorously .

18. Notebook Entry

  • Tell which context clue you used to decide the meaning of the underlined word.Tell what the word means, as well.
  • The flamesymbolizedMother Doves origin as a magic bird.

19. Notebook Entry

  • Tell which context clue you used to decide the meaning of the underlined word.Tell what the word means, as well.
  • This wind picked up a copper saucepan andthwackedher on the head with it.

20. Notebook Entry

  • Tell which context clue you used to decide the meaning of the underlined word.Tell what the word means, as well.
  • The Home Tree was swaying like an upside-downpendulumand groaning while it swayed.

21. Notebook Entry

  • Tell which context clue you used to decide the meaning of the underlined word.Tell what the word means, as well.
  • Her glowilluminatedjust a few inches, and she saw only rain, sheets of rain, almost no space between the drops.